New Show Opening at 510 Warren Street Gallery

Chicken at Salmon Kill Farm, Salisbury CT   photo on canvas by B. Docktor

Chicken at Salmon Kill Farm, Salisbury CT. Framed photo on canvas, 19×27 by B. Docktor

New show opens at 510 Warren Street Gallery

Saturday April 1, opening reception from 3-6

Dashing Star Farm Fin Sheep

Fin Sheep at Dashing Star Farm, Millerton, NY. Framed photo on canvas, 12×15 by B. Docktor

This month’s show runs from March 31-April 30.

I’ll be showing some newly framed pieces. At top, a chicken from Salmon Kill Farm in Salisbury CT, where I had the pleasure of creating images for their new website.

Above, Fin sheep from Dashing Star Farm in Millerton looks so good in this old frame which had previously been on one of my father’s paintings. It looks better on these sheep! Below, I realized that the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse image would fit beautifully into this old frame that I’ve had sitting around for years wondering what to do with it.

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in 12x15 oval frame. Photo on canvas by B. Docktor

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in 12×15 oval frame. Photo on canvas by B. Docktor

 

This month’s featured artist is

photographer H. David Stein with “Textures and Colors.”

  H. David Stein   "Fantasia On Main Street"   limited edition archival photograph

H. David Stein “Fantasia On Main Street” limited edition archival photograph

Our guest artist this month is Rebecca Becker, showing mixed media collages

Rebecca Becker  "NYPD Rainbow"   mixed media    2016

Rebecca Becker “NYPD Rainbow” mixed media 2016

ALSO EXHIBITING RECENT WORK BY:
        
      CAROL BRODY     B. DOCKTOR     NANCY FELCHER     NANCY GHITMAN      CARL GRAUER                                          
                           KATE KNAPP     NINA LIPKOWITZ      JOHN LIPKOWITZ     HANNAH MANDEL                  
               MARILYN ORNER     PEGGY REEVES      KAREN ROTH      GEORGE SPENCER           
 CERAMICS BY BEN EVANS

510 WARREN STREET
HUDSON, NY
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SUNDAY: 12 – 5
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New show opens February 4 at 510 Warren Street Gallery

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Photographer B. Docktor Opens New Show

at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY

FEBRUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 27, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION 3-6pm, FEB 4

HUDSON (NY), JANUARY 24, 2017: For her upcoming show in Hudson, from February 4 to February 27, the photographer and maker of “moving images,” B. Docktor, will feature new landscapes—all local—as well as selections from her iconic images of animals on the area’s picturesque farms. Docktor is known for being a long-time documenter of our region—not just the beauty of our landscape, but also of our people, farms, animals, towns, and our celebrations.

B trained in photojournalism with a B.S. from Syracuse University, and before that had her eye tuned to beauty by her father, the illustrator/artist, Irv Docktor. “I appreciate that I have inherited a very artful way of seeing and composing photographic images,” B says, “and I grew up revering Life Magazine and Sports Illustrated. I love sports and—being very agile myself—I’m always trying to get myself in the right place at the right time! I seek to emulate the great photographs of those magazines, while infusing my images with an artful eye. I always aim to find that essential moment, no matter what I’m photographing.”

Using what she calls her “‘moving images’—“in both the physical and emotional sense,” she interjects— B is also presenting an innovative video presentation for the gallery’s front window that will showcase the full breadth of her work’s subjects. She calls this video project “a visual love poem to our area, featuring the beauty of our land, the glory of nature and animals, and the diverse celebrations of its people. Many people know me as an animal photographer, or maybe they see my landscapes in exhibits, in commercial spaces, and online. That said, I photograph people the most—always have and always will! As these rarely get exhibited, except on my website www.bdocktor.com—I’m grateful to have this opportunity to exhibit my favorite “moving images” of people as well as the natural world at 510 Warren Street Gallery.”

B. Docktor’s show, Moving Images, runs from February 4 through February 27, 2017, with an opening reception on February 4 from 3 to 6pm. For further information, contact B. Docktor by telephone at 518-329-6239 or via her website, www.bdocktor.com. The 510 Warren Street Gallery can be reached at 518-822-0510, or visited online at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com.

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5

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PRESS RELEASE

 

510 Warren St. Gallery George Spencer reception Sat Jan 7 2016 in Hudson NY

 

Saturday January 7th from 3-6pm

510 Warren Street Gallery

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-2-45-30-pmNew work by George Spencer

On view January 6-January 29

Guest Artist: Paintings by Will Clark

 

B. Docktor showing flowers to enliven dreams of spring

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510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson NY–Also showing work by

Carol Brody, Nancy Felcher, Nancy Ghitman, Carl Grauer, Kate Knapp, Nina Lipkowitz, John Lipkowitz, Hannah Mandel, Marilyn Orner, Peggy Reeves, Karen Roth, H. David Stein, Ben Evans

Open: Friday and Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5

518-822-0510      510WarrenStreetGallery.com

510 Warren Street Gallery Kate Knapp reception and WinterWalk in Hudson

This Saturday, December 3, Hudson is the place to be!

Please come join us for a reception from 3-8 at 510 Warren Street Gallery featuring 15 excellent artists and showcasing

“CHANGING LIGHT”  new paintings by KATE KNAPP

with LIVE MUSIC by SAM ROSEN (who appears in one of Kate’s paintings!)

ALSO EXHIBITING RECENT WORK BY GALLERY ARTISTS:
    
Carol Brody    B. Docktor    Nancy Felcher     Nancy Ghitman   Carl Grauer    Nina Lipkowitz    John Lipkowitz

Hannah Mandel    Marilyn Orner    Peggy Reeves      Karen Roth     George Spencer     H. David Stein      Ben Evans

In addition, it’s WinterWalk, Hudson’s extravaganza which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, featuring participatory music happening Unsilent Night.

For more info, Hudson Opera House, and Basilica Industria, where Unsilent Night kicks off. If I could be there for kickoff, I’d love to do that, but I need to be at the gallery so I can see you if you come visit! My plan is to go outside as it comes up Warren Street and make some photographs.

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Kate Knapp “Winter Sunset” oil on canvas 24″x36″ 2016

 Below is one of my photographs in this month’s exhibit.

Orchard in Snow, photo by B. Docktor

Orchard in Snow, photograph by B. Docktor.

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Grouping Family Photos

Family portrait in Fall color

Grouping Family Photos

I will help you create a set of photos for your wall that will make you smile every time you see it!

Autumn is such a great season to have family portraits made of your family–and it’s something I love to do! The beauty of nature, the golden light, and Fall’s own special palette of colors all contribute to great photographs that you’ll want to display proudly in your home.

 

 

I specialize in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family during our photo session. I also offer a Photo Decor Planning Service free of charge to my clients. Together, we’ll figure out where in your home would work best for a photo grouping, what clothes would work best with the colors on that wall, and plan an outing at a place that you love, that will be fun and yield images that your family will cherish.

Family portrait wall grouping

I can help you transform a plain wall into a work of art

From simple groupings of same-size photos to more elaborate designs with multiple sizes, I’ll design and send you accurate previews of how your chosen set of photos will appear on the wall you’ve chosen. It’s a fantastic way to see just how beautiful and harmonious a particular combination of photographs can be. When I design exhibitions of my own work, I find that the art of choosing the images and sizes that work best together is like creating a whole new piece of art that is more powerful than the individual pieces.

Family photos wall grouping of six

Once we have created a group of images that you love, I will have the photos printed to the exact size–on canvas, metal, or traditionally framed–and will deliver and install the photos as well! Let’s get together soon to plan a set of images that will show your family’s love and enliven your walls. A one-hour planning session is free of charge through the end of October. To secure an appointment, call 518-329-6239 or email me at bd@bdocktor.com.

To see more of the natural, on-location portraits I love to make, click here.

I also provide this service for offices and businesses using stunning photographs of the landscape, nature, and animals. Click here to see some of these spaces. Imagine what you’d love to see on your walls–at home or at work–and let’s create it!

Award-winning photographer B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family. Photos full of love and life–for the time of your life in pictures–call B at 518-329-6239. Working on location in the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, NYC, North Jersey.

Capturing the time of your life!

Summer Portrait Special from B. Docktor

Preserve your memories of your family togetherness with

my Summer Portrait Special–for humans and pets alike!

• One-hour professional pet or portrait session at the location of your choice, within 20 minutes from Ancram*

• Sixteen selected photos preserved in a beautiful 5×7″ flush-mount album with rigid, lay-flat pages

• Six of these images printed on a 4×4″ cube–a great summer souvenir and gift!

• Low-resolution versions of the chosen album photos so you can share them easily on Facebook and other social media

• Access to online viewing and purchasing from the full set of of session photos–in your choice of sizes and formats–for up to two weeks after they are posted**

• You approve my album and cube designs before they are manufactured.

• The 4-inch photo cube is fabulous, but if you’re not interested in it, you can purchase my Summer Portrait Package without the cube for $499.

Summer Portrait Special 4x4 Cube from B. Docktor

Summer Special: $599

Call now to book your summer session: 518-329-6239.

 

 

Offer expires August 19, 2016

* Travel fee is $.50 per minute each way, beyond 20 minutes from Ancram

 **Regular print prices apply for items other than 5×7 album and 4×4 cube. See pricelist here.

 

WHY HIRE A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER

when you can make pictures with your phone?

Here are some answers, in photos and captions:

Capturing the essential moment of kids in action!

Capturing the essential moment of kids in action!

It's not easy for you to capture all of the action and humor and fun with your pets!

It’s not easy for you to capture all of the action and humor and fun with your pets!

Posing, lighting, everybody looking happy and fabulous!

Posing, lighting, everybody looking happy and fabulous!

Book now! 518-329-6239

Award-winning photographer B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family and pets. Photos full of love and life–for the time of your life in pictures–call B at 518-329-6239. Working on location in the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, NYC, North Jersey.

 

 

Summer Portrait Special

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SUMMER PORTRAIT SPECIAL

Having the time of your life? Preserve your memories of your family togetherness with my portrait package–for humans and pets alike! 
• One-hour professional pet or portrait session at the location of your choice, within 20 minutes from Ancram*
• Seventeen selected photos preserved in a beautiful 5×7″ flush-mount album with rigid, lay-flat pages
• Six of these images printed on a 4×4″ cube–a great summer souvenir and gift!
• Low-resolution versions of the chosen album photos so you can share them easily on Facebook and other social media
• Access to online viewing and purchasing from the full set of of session photos–in your choice of sizes and formats–for up to two weeks after they are posted**
You approve my album and cube design before it is printed.

Summer Special: $599

Call now to book your summer session: 518-329-6239.

Offer expires August 19, 2016
* Travel fee is $.50 per minute each way, beyond 20 minutes from Ancram    
**Regular print prices apply for items other than 5×7 album and 4×4 cube. See pricelist here.

 

WHY HIRE A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER

when you can make pictures with your phone?

Here are some answers, in photos and captions:

family portrait photo with dog

Figuring out what will make for a beautiful image and being able to capture it!

The essence of so many of our pets is in their movement–so tough to capture, especially if they’re black!

family portrait photo

Getting YOU into the photo! You’re so focused on photographing your kids so you can remember what they looked like at this stage. But how about them remembering what you looked like? And more importantly, seeing how happy you were to be with them!!

girl riding horse action photo

Finding the essential moment of togetherness, great action and beauty!

family group portrait photo

Again, having YOU in the photo. Even if you were lucky enough to get everyone together in this beautiful light, the phone isn’t going to cut it when the dock is surrounded by water and the only place to stand is the next dock 100 feet away.

dock diving dog in action photo

Capturing action that’s happening at a distance away and moves super-fast

 

Book now! 518-329-6239

Award-winning photographer B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family and pets. Photos full of love and life–for the time of your life in pictures–call B at 518-329-6239. Working on location in the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, NYC, North Jersey.

 

Rhinebeck Wedding Photography

I had the great pleasure to photograph the wedding of Suzanne and Michael Ettinger, at their beautiful home in Rhinebeck, NY. The way I came to know Michael, and to be his wedding photographer is one of the lucky stories in my professional life. Two years ago I had an exhibit of my work at Cinnamon Indian Cuisine in Rhinebeck. It so happens that Michael is a regular customer and friend of the owners, Shiwanti & Chaminda Widyarathna. Michael was about to open up a new office of Ettinger Law Firm in Southampton, Long Island. He was looking for artwork that had a cohesive look and theme, and made the delightful choice to have my photographs in every room of their beautiful offices.
This past winter, I was exhibiting at Chaiwalla, the wonderful tea house in Salisbury, CT. One afternoon I dropped in and owner Mary O’Brien told me that my lawyer friend had stopped in with his fiancee. That led to me getting to document their lovely wedding, with fantastic food from Cinnamon, of course!
Their plan was to have the ceremony underneath the large portico at the side of their home. This was a situation that presented the technical challenge of how to get better light on my couple positioned under the deep shade of the portico. I fretted about this a lot as there was no easy place to put additional strobe. Well it turned out that it was super hot–too hot to have people sitting in full sun. All the worrying I did about how to light them, and how to set up the groups outdoors was a big waste of energy because we ended up having to do the groups indoors, and the spot for the ceremony had to be under a canopy. I hope that I have learned the lesson not to obsess about things that haven’t happened yet!
I love photographing what really happens in life–the challenge of capturing real moments. I loved Suzanne and Michael’s unflappable ability to roll with what came. They look cool as can be, which they truly are!

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We were planning to do the group photos outside, but it was too hot, so we quickly found a place to make it work inside

We were planning to do the group photos outside, but it was too hot, so we quickly found a place to make it work inside

Rhinebeck wedding photography

 

 

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Food and settings by Cinnamon Indian Cuisine in Rhinebeck

Food and settings by Cinnamon Indian Cuisine in Rhinebeck

 

I love when a group photo shows people truly laughing. What did the bride's brother-in-law (standing next to me) do to make them laugh so hard?

I love when a group photo shows people truly laughing. What did the bride’s brother-in-law (standing next to me) do to make them laugh so hard?
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Hudson Valley wedding photojournalist B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, emotion, and love of your wedding. Straight wedding, gay wedding–I’d love to photograph your wedding day and make images that will be cherished for generations–please call me at 518-329-6239.

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Fort Lee house for rent, with privacy and great view

Secluded, one-of-a-kind jewel hidden in Fort Lee cliffs.

You will be amazed that a property like this still exists in Fort Lee.

In 1957 my father, artist Irv Docktor, found an amazing property in Fort Lee–totally private in the woods, with a great view of the Hudson River. We lived in the woods, yet got to see the sun rise over the New York skyline everyday. 

My mom has been living there until a few weeks ago, when she moved to Five Star independent living in Teaneck, NJ. My brothers and I have been working to get the house ready to rent, and it looks amazing!

Click the photos below to see the listing in NJMLS with agent Ila Kasofsky, 201-585-7659.

Pal TerrIf you want to see the photos individually, click here.

From the listing: Totally secluded private oasis, with spectacular full Hudson River view. Views from living room, master bedroom, huge bluestone patio, and wrap-around third level deck. Spectacular and expansive artist’s loft with sliding glass doors facing east to the Hudson and south to the downtown NYC view, with cathedral ceiling and skylights, hardwood floor, bathroom, darkroom or storage room, and access to the deck. Great for artist, musician, writer, photographer, or any creative person with love of natural surroundings. Endless possibilities. Entry level living room with large windows to the Hudson view and surrounding woods, two bedrooms, full bathroom and kitchenette. Lower level features kitchen/dining/entertaining area, windows with views, powder room, washer/dryer, and private entry. One mile south of the George Washington Bridge, walk to the bridge for bus to NYC, or shuttle to the Edgewater Ferry into NYC, or take the bus (a 2 block walk to the bus stop) to the Port Authority Bus Station at 42nd Street, via the Lincoln Tunnel. The town of Fort Lee has numerous Pan-Asian and classic Continental restaurants. All 3 NYC airports are accessible, LaGuardia is closest, but Newark is the easiest commute. Public library, recreation center, senior center, indoor and outdoor tennis, baseball fields and great public education within walking distance.

From my brother Paul, who has worked tirelessly to save and categorize my father’s work: This home will inspire your creativity. There are no neighbors, just a haven for deer, wild turkeys, and birds of all kinds. There is even a waterfall that you can hear.

The upstairs studio encompasses the entire square footage of the other floors is large enough to convert to an extra bedroom, entertainment area and creative area.

Another amazing aspect to this property is that there’s room to park 4 vehicles here, and no parking fees.

There are creative opportunities galore. As our father did, one could have art classes on the patio, deck, or the grounds. The upstairs space could be used for yoga and dance as well.

Sunrises and sunsets will thrill you with a 180 degree panorama from the George Washington Bridge to the New World Trade Center. 

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The house is private, at the end of the road

 

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This is how it looked in the late ’50s.

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This is the view you get when you walk into the house.

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This is the top floor. My father built it to be his art studio. Spectacular views east and south, with a deck that wraps around 3 sides.

 

Incredible privacy with a wonderful large patio and upper deck.

Incredible privacy with a wonderful large patio and upper deck.

 

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The view looking south.

 

 

On-Location Family & Pet Portraits: Autumn is Prime Time!

As I do on-location portrait and pet photography  in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires, it’s no wonder that autumn is everyone’s favorite time for outdoor sessions. We only have a few prime days for doing this, so please call now to book: 518-329-6239.
What an incredibly beautiful summer we’ve had! I had a blast photographing some fabulous parties and weddings and family gatherings. I would absolutely love the opportunity to photograph what’s meaningful to you. Your family, your pet, the parties you give, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. Whatever it is that lights you up–that’s what I want to photograph for you in a way that makes you feel happy every time you see that image.

Pet photography by B. Docktor

 
 
Creative portrait photographer B. Docktor specializes in capturing the spirit, beauty and joy of your family gatherings. I am based in the Hudson Valley and happily work in NY, NJ, MA, CT. Please call me at 518-329-6239 to document your life’s most precious moments. View portfolio http://www.bdocktorphotography.com/Portfolio/Portraiture-photographer/